Mining landfills for metals and energy
The story of energy use, economic growth, and carbon emissions in four charts.
Ted Nordhaus reviews The Wizard and The Prophet by Charles Mann
The word “anthropocene” has become the closest thing there is to common shorthand for this turbulent, momentous, unpredictable, hopeless, hopeful time—duration and scope still unknown
For decades, humans have modeled technology on observations of the natural world. But new discoveries about nature—and tools for manipulating it—have opened up novel approaches potentially more powerful than mere imitation to solving Human Age problems.
Yeast-derived “animal products” may soon be part of an environmentally balanced diet
Imagine a culinary future with in vitro meat . . .The real thing may not be as far away as you think
In more and more pockets of the industrial landscape, the byproducts of one process are becoming the raw materials for another, trash is getting a useful second life, and waste is becoming a thing of the past.
Darwinian theory is based on the idea that heredity flows vertically, parent to offspring, and that life’s history has branched like a tree. Now we know otherwise: that the ‘tree' of life isn’t that simple.
There could be more than 60 billion of them on the planet